‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 2, 2024: Chris Hedges on the Death of Israel and How a Settler Colonial State Destroyed Itself. BONUS Extended Podcast with Headlines, Q&A with Hedges and Remarks from New Jersey Muslim Community

As more than 100,000 Palestinians have been killed or seriously injured in Israel’s ongoing attack on Gaza, we present for this hour journalist and author Chris Hedges speaking on “The Death of Israel: How a Settler Colonial State Destroyed Itself.” Hedges argues that if the Gaza slaughter continues, supported by the United States, the UK and Europe, it signals a dangerous new world order.  Plus Headlines.

He spoke January 18, 2024 at the The Islamic Society of Central New Jersey.  He was introduced by Omayma Mansour and the Q&A was moderated by Saffet Catovic.

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years for The New York Times, where he served as the Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief for the paper. He previously worked overseas for The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. He is the host of show The Chris Hedges Report.

He was a member of the team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for The New York Times coverage of global terrorism, and he received the 2002 Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. Hedges, who holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, is the author of the bestsellers American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle and was a National Book Critics Circle finalist for his book War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. He writes an online column for the website ScheerPost. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University and the University of Toronto.

This show was produced for radio and podcast by Esther Iverem. Hedges was recorded by Skalli Events at The Islamic Society of Central New Jersey on January 18, 2024.

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